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witness documentaries that open your eyes at this time on al-jazeera. abandoned by the state social collectives are occupying space is each among the people a military takes working. in the first episode of rebel architecture some day i will see to it and i'm sure i'll just see about into the realm of building in the space. you really can't say at this time i'll just see a. man accused of trying to sell missile parts on behalf of north korea is arrested and
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australia. i'm richelle carey this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up. worldwide outrage grows against the us decision to recognize treason as the capital of israel tens of thousands converge and then you're going to see an entire nation. decision day for the a.n.c. south africa's ruling party prepares to choose a successor to president jacob zuma. and a billionaire a palestinian businessman arrested in saudi arabia is released he was detained as part of the state anti-corruption campaign. place in australia have charged a man they say was a loyal agent for north korea who tried to sell missile components and coal on the global black market australian resident shanahan choi was arrested and sydney after
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allegedly trying to make sales on behalf of pyongyang worth millions of dollars or korea's cash flow has been severely restricted under un sanctions aimed at pressuring the government to stop its missile program australian prime minister says north korea is trying to support itself by selling illegal goods. north korea is a dangerous reckless criminal regime threatening the pace of the region it supports itself by breaching u.n. sanctions not simply by selling commodities like call and and other goods but also by selling weapons by selling drugs by engaging in cyber crime it is vitally important that all nations work relentlessly to enforce those sanctions because the more economic pressure that can be brought on north korea the sooner that regime will be brought to its senses and or thomas has more from sydney choi han china is
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a naturalized australian citizen but police say he was working here as a loyal agent for north korea trying to earn money for the regime by selling missile components weapons expertise i'm told on behalf of the regime that's what activity breaks united nations sanctions and australian sanctions it also breaks australian laws specifically designed to pressure him that the development for production of weapons of mass destruction is the first person ever to be charged under a lot of the weapons of mass destruction act passed by the parliament here back in one thousand nine hundred five. will be alleging in court this man was brokering the zeile of missile components three and typical expertise from north korea to other international into teaching. we believe this may be too surprising discussions about siloed missile components reached from north korea to other entities abroad as another attempt to try and rise revenue for the government in north korea we don't know much about those other entities except that at least some
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of them are said to have been in indonesia and viet nam the place of not so they think any weaponry was actually moved anywhere nor do they think choi hunch and was trying to line up any customers here in australia but they do say that about half a million dollars was transferred between accounts and they think that if the traits of going ahead then it would have raised tens of millions of dollars for the north korean regime richard ascii is the former australian ambassador to seoul he joins us from sydney and we appreciate your time so much so that the words are being used to describe this person are loyal agent what does that actually mean but we really don't know we don't know who years except that he lives in a stranger's either straight in the national we don't know who he is selling this equipment to or what kind of equipment it is it's all very hazy at this stage i must say of course he has trained security forces justifiably police that they've
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caught someone like this and yes it does represent if true proliferation hazard that who is he say selling the equipment to we simply don't know he's trying to so-called i think to vietnam and in a dangerous world but we're not sure where the nuclear components are going what what does north korea have to sell to try to generate some sort of money now. if you're going to put sanctions on a country like north korea or any any country they'll do what they can to sell what they have and what north korea does have with the courtesy of technology already bought from pakistan and other countries is missile technology and nuclear technology now if there's a market out there for this material and these technologies they're going to sell it so i think in a sense you could say a desperate country is going to look wherever it can to sell what it can and i
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don't think we should be tough to moralistic about this because the largest weapons trader in the world as we know is the united states followed closely by russia and britain the french others are doing the same thing they're not selling nuclear technology is such about you know i think we have to be very careful about not imposing too strict a double standard on what the north koreans are trying to do there richard are you saying there's a bit of a bit of hypocrisy and all of us yes i do i think there is hypocrisy and i think for our prime minister to talk about this rogue state when we have another rogue state in the united states president trump it's very interesting if i may say that rick's tillotson ili this week said he would be prepared to sit down with north korea without conditions and discuss disarmament he was overruled by the white house what does that tell us about
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foreign policy in the united states of president it seems to be all over the place and it's very dangerous a very dangerous situation with the north koreans being so defensive and with the americans being so aggressive those are very strong words to describe the u.s. yes you describe the fact that the polish foreign policy for the u.s. has been a little all over the place but did you specifically call the u.s. a row nation as well. i didn't say that i didn't say this about. such but i do say that. the united states the united states has a policy that is quite dangerous to use towards north korea ok. thank you for letting me clarify that and thank you for your insight on this we appreciate it staying with north korea and thousands of people are marking the anniversary of the death of kim jong il in the capital pyongyang the former
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leader died in two thousand and eleven and was replaced by his son kim jong il and laying flowers and bowing to statues and portraits of past leaders is a ritual in north korea on all major anniversaries and holidays. protests around the world against the u.s. decision to recognize truce in this israel's capital are gaining new momentum tens of thousands rallied in tunisia against washington's decision earlier this month they demanded president stop plans to move the embassy from tel aviv to jerusalem it is the largest rally in indonesia since the u.s. announcement and muslim clerics there are calling for a boycott of american products. has more from jakarta. than of thousand indonesians are gathering here in the late those and the biggest rally to protest u.s. president are not trying to recognize jerusalem as the capital of israel men women children carrying palestinian flags and banners condemning them will feel the national monument in jakarta as early as the sun rose today wearing what muslim
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robes people traveled from out of town to show solidarity to palestine held hands in prayers and call israel to leave palestinian soil in indonesia the largest muslim population have joined the global condemnation of trump's announcement saying that it is a blow to peace efforts and police sparking more violence in tunisia has been the longtime supporter of independent palestine is called for a peaceful resolution in the conflict and to continue fighting for any sign. and there were more marches and solidarity solidarity with the palestinians in other parts of the world and this traitors marched on washington d.c. and in major cities in europe and in the middle east decision has been widely criticized because in this palestinian territory under illegal occupation by israel . south africa's president has pleaded for unity in the ruling african national congress as it prepares to elect a new leader jacob zuma who is facing corruption allegations as stepping down as
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head of the party on sunday contests has been marked by deep divisions within the party tanya page reports from johannesburg. the conference started with two warnings don't to saying divisive songs and to keep the chairs on the ground everybody that is will be flying around this conference all we can say that you will not happen in this conference. a.n.c. members from competing factions have hurled cheers at one another in the build up to this crucial event there have been allegations of vote buying and intimidation those accusations have led disgruntled members to take legal action that delayed the start of the conference by several hours but the trend to turn to the country's courts was criticized by president jacob zuma in his last speech as party leader it is actually. sort of. we can
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begin to believe that the courts. some believe he has eroded the a.n.c. is all for it under president zuma the party has lost considerable support he's no stranger to legal action himself he's fighting an ongoing battle to keep hundreds of corruption charges at bay this race is as much about the old lead as it is about the new if the president's preferred candidate is selected she may be able to protect him from legal action in his post-presidential years but if a rival is selected they may be less inclined to help so there is a lot at stake for jacob zuma one commentator said president zuma is legacy is a damaged a.n.c. possibly he might be the worst president ever had.
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the alliance is almost nonexistent the a.n.c. has lost fifteen percent officer or. so is the average there in say the day ended with the nominations in a race that some projects could be close between current deputy president ceramic and in courses on it i mean is the president supposed favorite whoever wins has an enormous challenge to unite the a.n.c. at a time when it's divisions have been laid to be a tiny page al jazeera johanna's. so ahead on al-jazeera sebastian cursed becomes the world's youngest leader as he agrees to a coalition deal which brings the far right austria's government plus. i'm going to go out here in the u.s. state of georgia where rural hospitals are closing at an alarming rate we'll tell you what the effect is on the local communities and why it could be the difference between life and death.
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by the springtime flowering of a mountain lake. to the first snowfall on a winter's day. hello and welcome to international weather forecast we still have quite a lot of cold air digging down across central parts of europe a frontal system across eastern areas another area of low pressure pushing into wards the u.k. fine across siberian peninsula under that area of high pressure and likely to stay that way but you seem to have some big rainfall totals across southeastern parts of europe including albania and here we're going to see further rain and snow in the forecast southerly flow keeping temperatures relatively high across parts moldova and through up to russia but temperatures striking just above freezing there for berlin and as i move the forecast through from sunday to monday we're going to see the area of snow extending across the alpine regions and some heavy rain at lower levels so still looking pretty unsettled still for many areas pretty chilly into
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north africa there's a fair amount of cloud around in there as you wouldn't know respect to see it but otherwise it's all looking dry but on the cool side on the coast or in is here and indeed into wards libya too but warming karo twenty four showers for at leederville there and gabon and across the congo but much of west africa weather conditions are looking dr fine sunshine in akron ghana with highs of thirty across more southern areas but some heavy rain across more southeastern parts of south africa the weather sponsored by qatar piece. facing the reality is a piece of machinery goes wrong is there a chain of litigation through which we can bring a legal system to bear getting to the heart of the matter. i don't think we needed the ball but some of my producers just to hear their story on talk to al-jazeera at this time.
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last. rushing out to syria let's take a look at the top stories this hour protests around the world against the u.s. decision to recognize troops in this israel's capital are gaining new momentum tens of thousands rallied outside the u.s. embassy in indonesia earlier demonstrators marched in washington d.c. and major cities in europe and the middle east place australia have charged a man with acting as an agent for north korea trying to sell missile components and coal on the global black market australian resident choi. chan was arrested in sydney after allegedly trying to make sales on behalf of pyongyang worth millions
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of dollars of africa's ruling party is just hours away from choosing a new leader the winner will replace president jacob zuma as head of the party and leave the a.n.c. into general elections in two thousand and nineteen zuma has called the for unity ahead of the vote. police in saudi arabia have released survey el masri a palestinian businessman who's the head of the one of the biggest banks in the middle east he was detained last tuesday as part of an anti-corruption drive by crown prince mohammed and salma is expected to leave riyadh soon n.p.'s tired reports. he's one of jordan's most prominent businessmen and among the wealthiest the eighty year old palestinian who has a saudi passport is the founder of a major investment group and the chairman of arab bank one of the middle east largest and most influential lenders his detention has shocked family and friends in jordan where his multi-billion dollar portfolio is an important part of the economy that employs thousands of must treat as you know his like
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michael bloomberg for the economy of new yorkers is just a massive figure in jordan and palestine he is the chairman of the arab bank there a bank is the bank that the jordanian government turns to it's a commercial bank and the jordanian government what it needs money in terms of the arab bank to get some advances. these detention follows a major anti corruption crackdown in saudi arabia which began last month around two hundred members of the royal family and businessmen have been implicated among those detained or eleven princes for government ministers and several former ministers it's thought many of them are being held at a luxury hotel in the capital riyadh several had their bank accounts frozen and were put on a no fly list they are the latest in a series of measures ordered by crown prince mohammed bin some months the thirty one year old heir to the throne is being seen as trying to assert his power shortly after the first arrests were made king someone been abilities all some announced
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that his son known as n.b.'s would oversee a newly formed anti corruption commission and it would purge the country of what the king described as widespread corruption it looks like this is following the attempt and cut out of the attempt in lebanon to put stress on these smaller countries to have them fall in line but the likelihood is that it won't succeed because the jordanians have been through this before many times they've been under great pressure and they've always found a way to get out of unless he comes from a prominent palestinian business family from nablus in these. really occupied west bank with majority holdings and real estate hotels and telecoms he initially made his fortune from partnering with influential saudis in a major key turning business to supply troops during the gulf war in one thousand nine hundred one since then his income has grown dramatically through regional investments and as boss of the arab bank for the past five years india's type al-jazeera last african leaders have met in nigeria with political instability in
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togo high on the agenda flexing anybody area were also discussed by members of the economic energy of west african states many more from the vision their leaders discuss economy and politics and of course africa's regional west africa's regional . trouble spots guinea bissau was reviewed to look at the progress made politically and economically that to resolve the political impasse there trouble was mentioned and in two sentences in his opening remarks at the horse president in the habitable heidi called on both sides to resolve this issue i'm he could be through dialogue now as the leaders meet in this court hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets across toward demanding an end to fifty year dina's to rule of the end of a family and urging political reforms but what remains to be seen is whether the member nations will force the hands of the one of the or intervene to see to the demands of the protesters moral core was deferred until two thousand and eighteen when the
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nations of the west africa economic bloc will consider whether or not to admit the country into the fifteen member nation bloc and it's also aiming to be an observer state just just a small retainer which pulled itself out of the regional bloc in two thousand in the year two thousand is attending this summit or attended the summit as an observer nation. well u.s. president evo morales has shrugged off claims he's a dictator after announcing he will run for a fourth term tens of thousands of his supporters turned out to back as it is to bed for the presidential thousand and nineteen but he's also triggered protests and i'll try my reports the if this has been president of bolivia since january two thousand and six but he says his work is not done for indigenous people women still need him still want him not have the mission completed we're ready to run again this is not up for debate the people voted in
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a referendum in february two thousand and sixteen against allowing continuous reelection president morales initially accepted that result but then the constitutional court to overturn it. his popularity has waned in recent years however believe his economy is growing and he still has plenty of admirers. for everything he has managed to achieve we have very thankful to our president so well because if you were going to get out if it were possible i'd like him to be president for another fifty years there's no one else like him it is a moralist wins in two thousand and nineteen to be president until twenty twenty five a total of nineteen years in office these people believe that you can. good thing a president they will model this is a relatively young fifty eight years old still has plenty to give bolivia others however believe the power has corrupted him but he's abused the constitution and
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the fees should go to. the opposition which has been fragmented argumentative is now increasingly united against what they see the challenge to believe you as democracy some well doria medina finished a distant second to a from what alice in the two thousand and fourteen presidential elections because the. sky will fall reminds me of loose women in venezuela. who leave. they use their workers here when they were with. one very. very soon. so that's the problem. with elections still two years away it's a problem many believe he's only likely to grow. there's no confidence in the state they've weakened and in many cases destroyed the institutions that are fundamental for the existence of democracy so in the next two years society will be very
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polarized and what's worse it'll be on the streets when it's decided who will win power who will have the levy is key institutions under his control it's a dilemma potential crisis it's only ever more on this committee. that. cochabamba bolivia protesters on peru have returned to the streets to oppose a move to impeach the president earlier the opposition controlled congress voted in favor of her moving. over corruption allegations protest received in the us a coup by the opposition leader and her political allies accused her for saving more than four million dollars from the brazilian construction company brecht president expected to defend himself on thursday. president says his country won't listen to the right despite the announcement of a new government featuring the far right freedom party they were also bashing kurds leads the more moderate people's party he'll be the new chancellor but the freedom party will control several of the most important ministries and reports. he's been
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nicknamed c or wizkid now he'll be known as chancellor sebastian kurtz led the overpay people's party to a thirty two percent winning share of the votes in the general election two months ago but to govern he needed a coalition and the far right f.p.o. is his chosen partner this is good this. we have a good strong team concerning my party the people's party half of it will be women and two thirds of our team are experts who will bring a lot of knowledge to the political leadership regarding the freedom party and mr struck his team but he's also put forward his suggestions so that the kids are going to follow this is about responsibility for our wonderful republic of australia and it is about ensuring good cooperation for the future to it can be difficult to tell them apart cuts in his conservative people's party bills itself a center right but its policies borrow freely from far right ideas in january
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curt's demanded a ban on public sector workers wearing headscarves he was instrumental in having full face veils banned in austria too and his anti migrant policies slammed the door on syrian refugees trying to reach europe via the so-called balkan route it's not the first time far right politicians have been government ministers in austria it happened seventeen years ago e.u. states reacted then by downgrading bilateral contacts the prospects in this coalition of the far right in charge of austria's foreign interior and defense ministries is likely to create concern in other european capitals. yes center for them marty will got the lot of barry ministries i have to add to the three things that so specially was respected in foreign ministry it woman who is supposed to become the ministry is not a party member. and what is more in court in the european perspective
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all the european policy agendas will transfer from the foreign ministry huge chancellorship now the cuts nor straka have detailed the new government's approach to european policy cuts says he is pro european but the far right has traditionally euro skeptic difficult at austria will hold the e.u. rotating presidency in the second half of next year old brennan al jazeera state of emergency has been declared in southern chile after a landslide devastated an entire village at least five people were killed and dozens of homes destroyed and vs until a c.m. rescue teams are searching for fifteen people who are still missing the landslide was triggered by heavy rain and flooding in that remote region. tropical storm tack is causing chaos in the philippines flash floods and landslides killed at least three people in the provinces of late am eastern some are high winds downed
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electricity cables very services were canceled stranding thousands of filipinos in various ports many others have sought safety in evacuation centers. parts of santa barbara county in california are being evacuated as the u.s. state battles its third largest wildfire and decades when some dry conditions are hampering efforts to contain the fires which began earlier this month more than seven hundred homes in southern california have been destroyed so far thousands of firefighters are working around the clock to stop those winds and the counties is also preparing for a possible evacuation center animals have already been taken to los angeles zoo as a precautionary measure. many hospitals in rural areas of the united states are struggling to operate experts say so-called medical deserts are becoming common across the country since two thousand and ten more than eighty rural hospitals have closed and hundreds more are at risk of having to shut down and they gallacher
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reports from one such area around matter and georgia. glenwood really is a blink and you'll miss it kind of rural city only a few hundred people live here even on busy days it's sleepy but at one time it was home to the only hospital in the county an area of almost eight hundred square kilometers that was our kind of our walk to a better term claim to find with a hospital within three years ago the facility closed its doors and with that the city lost its biggest employer it devastated economically i mean it just took away our lot brooke are you know just the beginning of a domino effect you know small towns you know you know larger town if you lose one hundred twenty jobs you know you could probably overcome it but here it's just hard to do that you have to run. for the residents many who are elderly and poor it's a loss of health care that hit the hardest the folks on you know have what happened
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here. there is. it would be good if we would have found in about an hour's drive away is met or there the county hospital is still open but state officials say it's financially stressed like hundreds of other rural hospitals across the u.s. it's facing serious challenges in the state of georgia there are around two hospital beds for every thousand people but in rural communities it's a very different picture hospitals have a hard time attracting doctors many of the patients don't have insurance and simply can't pay their bills and medicaid a social welfare program designed to help the poor hasn't been expanded here or that means that hospitals that are still open a struggling to get by and we have a lot of folks that come in for heart attacks or strokes hospital c.e.o. david flanders is working hard to turn things around and says serving the community is about more than health care in a great hospital to be able to prosper as
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a community and that's kind of our mission and ask everybody everybody that works here wants to take care of patients they want to see this hospital survive and they don't do it for monetary reasons for sure they do it because they're genuinely concerned about the patients and the people in this community according to the national rural health association a third of the u.s. is rural hospitals are in danger of closing for good leaving the u.s. is most vulnerable without timely access to health care for many the situation is the difference between life and death at a gala crowd zero matter georget a russian soyuz spacecraft has blasted off from kazakhstan it's headed for the international space station is expected to reach in about two days the spacecraft is carrying three astronauts from russia japan and u.s. and its mission is the fourth and final man launch of two thousand and seventeen.
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these are your top stories on al-jazeera right now place in australia have charged a man with acting as an agent for north korea by trying to sell missile components and coal on the global black market chan hunch oil was arrested in sydney after allegedly trying to make sales on behalf of pyongyang worth millions of dollars australian prime minister says north korea is trying to support itself by selling illegal goods north korea is i dined reckless criminal right threatening the pace of the region it supports itself by breaching un sanctions not simply by selling commodities like call them and other goods but also by selling weapons by selling drugs by engaging in cyber crime it is vitally important that all nations would relentlessly to enforce those sanctions because the more economic pressure that can be brought on north korea the sooner that regime will be brought
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to its senses protests around the world against the u.s. decision to recognize treasonous israel's capital they are gaining new momentum tens of thousands rallied outside the u.s. embassy in indonesia they called on president donald trump to stop plans to move the embassy from tel aviv to jerusalem south africa's ruling party is just hours away from choosing a new leader the winner replace president jacob zuma as head of the party and lead the a.n.c. into general elections that's in two thousand and nineteen and soma has called for unity ahead of that vote. place in saudi arabia have released survey al masri a palestinian billionaire who's the head of one of the biggest banks in the middle east he was detained last tuesday as part of an anti-corruption drive by crown prince mohammed and salma he's expected to leave riyadh soon. state of emergency has been declared in southern chile after a landslide devastated an entire village at least five people were killed and
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dozens of homes destroyed and the santa list rescue teams are searching for fifteen people who are still missing a landslide was triggered by heavy rain and flooding and that remote area those are your headlines keep it here on al-jazeera talk to al-jazeera as the next. sixty days each a serious debate. up front at this time zero zero zero. zero zero zero zero zero zero zero. you. will. see. the man in the southern new orleans birthplace of the soviet union's nuclear weapons program. today it reprocess the spent.
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